California Bill Would Require Evacuation Plans for Pets, Livestock
June 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Samantha Young, Associated Press

A bill being considered by the California Legislature would direct the state Office of Emergency Services to incorporate animal evacuations into its operational plans.

High Nest, Low Blows Rivet Web Audience
June 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Jenna Russell, The Boston Globe

In a nation obsessed with "The Sopranos," it's hard to imagine how a single camera trained on a birds' nest in Maine could become a hit show on the Internet.

Pollution Can Change Sex Ratio among Fish, Study Says
June 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Tan Ee Lyn, Reuters

A lack of oxygen in highly polluted waters can sharply alter the sex ratio among fish, resulting in far more males than females, a study has found, which could result in the extinction of a species.

Japan Plans New Pro-Whalers Group to End Hunting Ban
June 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Elaine Lies, Reuters

Japan plans a new group for nations that support commercial whaling in a bid to end a 20-year ban on the activity, officials said, reiterating threats to leave the International Whaling Commission if it didn't lift the ban.

Population of Endangered Dolphins Rises
June 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Paul Garwood, Associated Press

The population of an endangered species of dolphin living in Pakistan's Indus River has increased in recent years, but the animal remains at high risk of extinction, the scientist leading a conservation project said Wednesday.

Florida to Remove Manatee from Endangered List
June 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Jim Loney, Reuters

Florida's wildlife commission voted Wednesday to remove the manatee from the state's endangered species list, a move environmentalists fear could erode safeguards for the popular sea creature.

Ag Secretary Says Bird Flu Easily Found
June 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press

Scientists have a new test that can tell within four hours if a bird is possibly infected with bird flu -- but it still will take about a week to know if that suspect case is really sick with the deadly Asian strain, Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns said Tuesday.

Australian Zoos Halt Bid to Move Thai Elephants
June 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Chaiwat Subprasom, Reuters

Activists forced the temporary abandonment of an attempt to ship eight Thai elephants to Australia on Tuesday by blocking off their quarantine site in a last bid to stop a controversial animal-exchange programme.

Two Frog Species Feared Extinct Found in Colombia
June 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Two frog species feared extinct have been rediscovered in Colombia, a boost for scientists battling to save rare amphibians threatened by a deadly disease.

Pakistan Investigates Killing of Rare Leopard
June 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Pakistani wildlife officials were on Thursday investigating the killing of a rare leopard by villagers who said they had to shoot the big cat because they were in fear of their lives.

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